The Sheridan Recreation District is in full gear for the summer season. Webb Wright Baseball is in full swing; girls youth softball is about to get started with a coaches meeting May 30 at 5:30pm at Sixth Street Fields and practices starting up the following week; adult softball starts May 29; the ice cream stand has opened up; and Kendrick Pool opens June 2.
The Sheridan Recreation District staff is very excited to have our busy season up and going.
A few new programs will soon start as well. In partnership with Bighorn Mountain Guides, a youth rock climbing program will begin in June. Owner Nick Flores, along with a few other guides, will be taking young climbers to South Piney Canyon, Tongue River Canyon and Steamboat Point to teach the fundaments of sport rock climbing. Anyone interested in signing up should contact the recreation district office at (307) 674-6421 or check out the information on our website, www.sheridanrecreation.com, as well as www.bighornmountainguides.com. This program is available to current third- through eighth-grade students.
Fresh Air Fridays day hikes will also begin in June. This program goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with visits to Tongue River Canyon, Paradise Falls, Coney Lake and Sawmill Lakes. Youth ages 9 through 13 are eligible for this program.
Junior golf at Kendrick Golf Course will begin June 11 with golf pro Brian James and his staff. This program is a great introductory course to the game of golf. The second session begins July 16.
Youth tennis lessons will also be offered this summer with beginner, intermediate and advanced courses available. Lessons will take place at the Sheridan High School tennis courts beginning June 11 and July 16.
June 26 and 27, we will host our third annual Summer Olympic Camp for 4- to 12-year-olds. This is a great program that offers many activities each day from 9 a.m. to noon at Marshall Park. Olympic themed competitions will take place, including running and jumping events as well as fun events like limbo and dance competitions.
Our next Senior Day Trip to Deadwood will take place June 14. The bus leaves from the Hub on Smith at 6:30 a.m. and departs Deadwood at 4 p.m. There is a $20 fee due when you get on the bus; registration takes place at the Sheridan Recreation District.
With all the sports programs being offered this summer, the Sheridan Recreation District wants to emphasize the importance of good sportsmanship. Remember to treat coaches and officials with respect; our programs are about learning the sport and having fun!
For those out there running the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scene Trail Run, good luck! It’s coming fast.
We hope you enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, and we will see you in the parks this summer.
Seth Ulvestad is a program director at the Sheridan Recreation District.